Ashland Area Chorus Announces 2012-2013 Season with Rehearsals Beginning Aug. 20

The Ashland Area Chorus, a non-auditioned mixed choir of about 65 singers.

8/15/12 ASHLAND, Ohio - The Ashland Area Chorus, a non-auditioned mixed choir of about 65 singers, will hold its 15th anniversary season this year. The fall rehearsal schedule begins on Monday, Aug. 20, with the Chorus meeting on Monday nights from 7-8:30 p.m. at Ashland University in the Center for the Arts (formerly the Arts and Humanities building), room 242. They will perform a program of powerful sacred music for the University's Fall Concert on Oct. 14 and participate in the annual Festival of Lights on Dec. 9.

The Chorus is open to the entire Ashland community and beyond. Singers have come from Richland, Medina, Wayne, Holmes, and Crawford counties as well. Previous choral experience is helpful and encouraged. While there are no strict age limits, singers under 18 must be approved by the director. There is no cost to the singer. 

The AAC has performed at regular University choral concerts, with the Ashland Symphony Orchestra and for the Ohio Choral Directors Association. Recent appearances have included subscription concerts with the ASO (including Carmina Burana, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Mendelssohn’s Elijah and the Verdi Requiem) and the summer pops concert in the park. On April 27, 2013, the AAC will perform the Brahms Requiem with the Ashland Chamber Orchestra and the Ashland University Choir.

Current members should encourage their talented friends and neighbors to attend the first rehearsal and make a vocal contribution to this fine musical organization. For further information, please contact Ashland University Director of Choral Activities Dr. Ron Blackley at or (419) 289-5114. 

Ashland University, ranked in the top 200 colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category for 2012, is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University ( values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students. ###